The Vermont Institutes--Equity and Excellence for All Students
VI HomeAbout VIDirections to VIEmployment OptionsProfessional Development DirectoryVI Programs and PartnersVI PublicationsFind it!SitemapStaff

Equity
Vermont Interactive Learning Network
School Leadership
Mathematics Program
Northern New England Co-Mentoring Network
Online Learning Services
Research and Evaluation
Science Programs
Information Technology
Vermont Mathematics Initiative
Vermont Mathematics Partnership
Vermont Strategic Reading Initiative
Vermont Science Initiative
Write For Vermont

7 West Street, Montpelier, VT 05602; 802-828-0060; FAX 828-0076

 

 

CURRENT PROGRAMS
of
THE VERMONT INSTITUTES

 

MATHEMATICS
We support schools in significantly improving the mathematics performance of all students. We focus on: multi-year planning, curriculum, assessment, instructional strategies, mathematics content and leadership in mathematics reform.

George Ashline at workshop

THE VERMONT MATHEMATICS INITIATIVE
VMI is a comprehensive, three-year professional development program for elementary teachers. Participants earn graduate degrees while developing expertise in mathematics content, effective instructional practices, action research and teacher leadership.

THE VERMONT MATHEMATICS PARTNERSHIP (VMP)
The VMP was formed to address the challenge of significantly enhancing the teaching and learning of mathematics in schools throughout Vermont. The VMP has been established to significantly improve student performance by expanding the scope and depth of the work currently underway in the Vermont Mathematics Initiative.

RESEARCH AND EVALUATION
Research and Evaluation is a catalyst for the growth, development and evaluation of VI, its programs, and its partners. Our collaboration efforts helped in the creation of VI itself as well as several of its centers and programs, such as the Online Learning project.

TECHNOLOGY
VI provides a continuum of technology-related services. These include consultation and professional development in instructional integration, technology planning and implementation, program assessment, digital equity, and distance learning.

 

PAST PROGRAMS
of
THE VERMONT INSTITUTES

EQUITY
VI Equity initiatives promote learning opportunities and equitable outcomes for all students. Our consultation, professional development, resource sharing, data analysis and networking help create school climates necessary for academic and social achievement.

VERMONT INTERACTIVE LEARNING NETWORK
The ILN is a state of the art video conferencing network that connects Vermont's high schools for course sharing, professional development, curriculum resources, technical assistance, professional meetings and special events. Leadership meeting

LEADERSHIP
VI Leadership Initiatives focus on personal and professional support of school leaders. We provide professional development, planning and facilitation of administrative retreats and analysis of systemic structures and conditions, often in partnership with other statewide leadership organizations.

 

NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND COMENTORING NETWORK
This project, a highly-focused, content-based mentoring program for selected schools in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, is designed to enhance teacher leadership and the effective mentoring and induction of new teachers in the areas of science and mathematics.

ONLINE LEARNING SERVICES
VI offers asynchronous online learning and working spaces to groups, schools and networks of educators to facilitate continuous learning, planning and collaborative work. We help increase your outreach and effectiveness with learners of all ages.

SCIENCE
To improve science literacy for all students, VI's science programs provide Vermont's kindergarten through grade 12 teachers with exemplary professional development for inquiry-based science, along with standards-based science materials, instruction and assessment.

VERMONT STRATEGIC READING INITIATIVE
The VSRI offers workshops and presentations designed to help upper-elementary, middle- and high-school teachers integrate reading comprehension instruction into all grade levels and all subject areas. Using the “Nine Strategies for Reading Comprehension” developed by VSRI as a conceptual framework, presenters combine the latest in adolescent literacy and reading comprehension research with expertise gained from working extensively with teachers and administrators in dozens of New England schools over the past five years.

VERMONT SCIENCE INITIATIVE
The Vermont Science Initiative is a professional education degree program for licensed teachers of grades K-8. The program is designed to build a cohort of skilled teachers of science who will serve as teacher-leaders in delivering professional development to colleagues within their schools and districts.

WRITE FOR VERMONT
In our knowledge-driven society, writing is the key to thinking in all academic areas. The goal of Write for Vermont is to significantly improve the writing performance and academic achievement of every Vermont student in all content areas.

ASSESSMENT
Developing student assessments for Vermont Standards and new national standards, VI also provides technical assistance in developing classroom assessments, in interpreting and using assessment results, and in using results to promote systemic change.

©2005 The Vermont Institutes
All rights reserved.